“The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.”
—Pope Benedict XVI,
Response to questions by the bishops of the United States in Washington, D. C., April 16, 2008
Considering a Vocation to be a Permanent Deacon?
"The Living Icon of Christ the Servant in the Ministry of the Word, of Sacrament, of Charity."
For single or married men between 30 and 60 years old who want to follow Christ Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve and live his life as ransom for many. Diaconate Inquiry Sessions: October 3, 10, 17 and 20 at The St. Paul Seminary. To register: contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.962.6891.
Questions? Contact Deacon Russ at email@example.com or 952.933.3660.
Stewards of Vocation
Jesus calls us as his disciples to a new way of life—the Christian way of life—of which stewardship is a part. But Jesus does not call us as nameless people in a faceless crowd. He calls individually, by name. Each one of us—clergy, religious, layperson, married, single, adult, child—has a personal vocation. God intends each one of us to play a unique role in carrying out the divine plan.
The challenge, then, is to understand our role—our vocation—and to respond generously to this call from God. Christian vocation entails the practice of stewardship. In addition, Christ calls each of us to be stewards of our personal vocations, which we receive from God.
—from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
USCCB Vocation Website
For discerning men and women, parents and families, educators and youth leaders, and Vocation Directors, please visit our new Web site, www.ForYourVocation.org. A Priority Initiative of the USCCB, this Web site is designed to help all members of the Church foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.